Sunday, December 27, 2009

Hydro at RCB

It's hard to believe that one of my favorite spots along the Ohio River -- the Ohio side of the Robert C. Byrd Locks and Dam (nee Gallipolis Locks and Dam) might be the site of a new hydroelectric plant in a few years. Details here.

It wasn't that long ago that the federal government spent a lot of money improving the fishing area there, as can be seen in the photo above. The Corps of Engineers even built a road down to the bottom of the dam to provide handicap access to the fishing area.